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Second Violin by John Lawton
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Aug 08, 12

bookshelves: historical-mystery
Read in April, 2012

This book is a part of a series featuring Inspector Troy of New Scotland Yard set in the 1930's to 1960's, primarily in England. Most books in the series are a mix of historical novel, mystery, and espionage. This one, however, lacks the espionage component, and the mystery is subordinate to the main story, which is not unusual in Lawton's books.

This book also features much more background on Troy's family, primarily his father, a newspaper publisher who immigrated from Russia, and his older brother, a journalist. In this book I enjoyed the portions that covered historical events more than the mystery elements. Troy features in both parts.
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